Department of Medicine

The HSR Center supports health services research studies that aim to enhance, improve, and revise healthcare systems so that they can perform at the highest quality, value, and deliver the best patient outcomes. The program aims to not only have an impact on Emory University and Emory Healthcare's missions, but to also create a paradigm for clinical/research institutions nationwide.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

HSR Seminar: "Examining the Social Determinants of Health that Influence Violence and Injury." Speaker: Randi N. Smith, MD, MPH, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Rollins School of Public Health. Participants will learn specific prevention strategies that address social determinants of health in trauma populations, and be able to identify specific risk and protective factors that impact violence and influence clinical outcomes after trauma. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 2:00PM. Register here.

Surgical Outcomes Club 17th Annual Scientific Session. Featuring two panel discussions. "De-implementation of Low Value Care" will focus on appropriateness measurement, identification of factors contributing to ongoing unnecessary use of low-value tests or treatments, and interventions/strategies that reduce low-value care. "Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Surgical Care" will highlight use of predictive analytics and artificial intelligence in surgical care. Topics will include natural language processing, imaging analysis, and predictive model development, as well as integration of these tools into health care delivery. Sunday, October 24, 2021. More information here.

HSR Center Faculty Spotlight

Katherine Ross-Driscoll, PhD, MPH

In addition to being a member of the Health Services Research Center at Emory, Dr. Katie Ross-Driscoll is a member of the Emory Transplant Health Services and Outcomes Research Program of the Emory Department of Surgery.

She received her MPH and PhD, both in epidemiology, at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Dr. Ross-Driscoll's primary research focuses on the influence that access to care and quality of care has on racial, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities in outcomes among patients with end-stage liver disease. She has been building a diverse body of work in health services research since her MPH years, has received a variety of research awards including the Young Innovator Award and the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and been published in such leading journals as the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Ross-Driscoll's School of Medicine Profile

HSR Center Spotlight: Katherine Ross-Driscoll, PhD, MPH

HSR-Related News

The Emory Brain Health Center has launched its PEACE (Perinatal Psychiatry, Education and Community Engagement) for Moms program, which supports the mental health of Georgia women before and after childbirth. The program provides expert consultation and education to physicians, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners.

The Emory Rural Tele-EMS Network is working with the South Georgia division of Grady EMS and local rural hospitals to provide Georgians in 14 rural counties with access to Emory doctors and specialists even before they reach a local hospital. Using video technology and high-speed internet connection, the network puts Emory emergency medicine professionals "in the ambulance."

Emory researchers have enhanced their national COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard to provide more localized information on the impact of the pandemic in communities across Georgia. Georgia currently ranks 19th nationally with respect to COVID-19 deaths per capita, and there is a 10-fold difference in COVID-19 deaths by county across the state.

Emory University received more federal research dollars from the National Institutes of Health than ever before according to an independent ranking of peer institutions. The Fiscal Year 2020 rankings from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research compare schools and departments across the United States on the basis of NIH funding.

Recent Emory HSR Publications

Contact Us

Rachel Patzer, PhD
Director, Emory Health Services Research Center

Larissa Teunis, MPA
Program Manager, Emory Health Services Research Center

HSRC Email
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Health Services Research Center
Emory University School of Medicine
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Mailstop 1930 / 001 / AD
Atlanta, GA 30322